I'm willing to wait, but let's talk about the park!
- Centerfield is the place to hang out. Even a seven year old noticed it;)
- Sitting in the red seats in centerfield is the HOT SPOT! HOTTIES GALORE! Don't take dates, girlfriends, wives or observant/talkative children;)
-THE SCOREBOARD IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE TRIP!!!
- Who could eat chili at 90 degree plus temperatures?
- $4.00 water...ridiculous, the best seats in the house, and they are fantastics!!!, are built so low (similar to PNC Park in Pittsburgh) that the SWAMP of DC will not afford a breeze and the heat is punishing!!!! The cheaper the seat; the better the breeze ~ you can survive a 95 degree night that way.
- "Build a Bear" could not miss any child's eye! bring your wallet, but you will be a king!
- Bagging the crab cake sandwiches was either to PISS OFF the Orioles, or a dumb move. Three people asked for it while I was in line being refused infront of them.
- SECTION 128's USHERS are the best damn guys in the PARK! Give'um a raise Lerners!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I'm willing to wait, but let's talk about the park!
Posted by Researcher at 8:53 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Glimmer of hope rest in our youth....Boswell is a pucker O fan!
Manny asserting his leadership is necessary if these young guys will ever emerge. The strong silent type will lose Milledge, Flores and Dukes not to mention the young pitchers in the pipeline. It's too easy to lose these guys to the limelight and glitter of the stardom. The team has the ability to be very good very soon. They need to committ to the fundamentals, Manny and the winning will be easy. But Manny needs to assert himself.
Did anybody think Nick would last? Da Meat Hook is slimmer, but he's out of the groove and father time and health aren't with him either? Can we spell Marrero?
Wily Mo may be warming up???? It's getting humid in DC and so may he!
Posted by Researcher at 8:54 AM
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Hopefully last night Elijah Dukes has successfully gotten out of Manny's "dukehouse" with the performance that even opposing pitcher Kevin Millwood credits with being the reason that the Nats won the game last night.
Manny had praise for Dukes,
"'He was a one-man show,' Acta said. 'He showed his abilities on defense and swinging the bat.'....AIR COMPLETELY CLEARED
but Millwood went even as far to say,
"After the game, Rangers starter Kevin Millwood was full of praise for Elijah Dukes. Millwood said he considered Dukes the key player in the Nationals' victory.
'If it wasn't for Elijah Dukes, this would have been a pretty easy game for us,' Millwood said. 'I couldn't get him out, and nobody else could either.'"
IMHO, Elijah Dukes, Milledge, Flores, Nieves, Lopez and the young arms are worth waiting on for at least until next July. Even Wil Mo is worth a little wait.
P.S. Boonie's knees are wobbling, and it ain't Minnesota's turf. He's a gamer, and we need him. But the wheel is a big ???? Hang in there Boonie ~ No Hoops this summer!
Posted by Researcher at 7:34 AM
Monday, June 16, 2008
HE PLAYED, AND HE EARNED IT. Frank Robby called it and I'm here, Teddy Ballgame, to remind the board....The young man Jesus Flores learned the ropes, and played his way into the starting job. He's a fixture with Wil Nieves fast on his heels. What a great problem to have: two damn good catchers in the MLB with not a god catcher to be spared ANYWHERE!
READ IT ALL: "Flores, in his second big league season, has blossomed into Washington's most productive offensive player. He went 0-for-5 Sunday to drop his average to .311, but he drove in two more runs to give him 25 in only 33 games this season. His .383 on-base percentage and .557 slugging percentage also lead the club, leaving the Nationals no choice but to continue playing him.
'There's still about four months to go and a lot of at-bats left,' Acta said Saturday night after Flores' seventh-inning homer lifted Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Mariners. 'But the way he's playing right now, there's no way we're going to be able to not play the kid and not be able to feel like he's part of our lineup right now.'"
Posted by Researcher at 4:59 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
For what it's worth, our boys pulled one out. They scrapped, and they won. There isn't much more to ask. Now a good team will keep this attitudue and play going strong regardless of final scores from here on out, but by tonight if it turns into a Buc'in 8-0 loss....we're back to square one on attitude.
RECAPPING: "Milledge belted it into the left field seats. His fifth home run of the season, and Washington's fifth of the game, punctuated a 7-6 victory at PNC Park and perhaps the team's most charged performance of the season. It ended a four-game losing streak and demonstrated a comeback ability lacking until now.
Before Milledge's two-out, two-run homer, the Nationals had been staring at a 6-5 deficit -- a demoralizing loss. The team entered Tuesday night 0-35 when trailing after eight innings." ONE OF WORST STAT OF THE SHORT SEASON& THE MARK OF A BAD TEAM
Posted by Researcher at 6:17 AM
Monday, June 09, 2008
HAS THIS TEAM HIT ROCK BOTTOM?
"We have way too many games left to hit rock bottom." - Manny, Moe or Jack?
SOUNDS LIKE THE LETHARGIC HEAD OF THE TITANTIC.
A SHOT IN THE ASS ONCE IN A WHILE WOULD GET SOME MORE RESULTS, MANNY!
I'm not talking Larry Bowa Disease here, I'm talking not rationalizing bullshit baseball, and getting more out of these guys for a change!
Posted by Researcher at 10:01 AM
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Anybody getting the picture AGAIN!
- Tonight, Luis Ayala...AYAYAYAYA LA! 2005 Stats: 2.66 era, 75 inn, 23 Runs
2008 Stats: 5.29 era, 34 inn, 18 Runs SO FAR!
HE BLEW A GREAT PERFORMANCE BY HILL WITH A PATHETIC DISPLAY ENDING WITH A GRAND SLAM!
Is he hurt? Is he spent? DOES THE WHOLE BULLPEN SUCK?!
WHAT'S THE POINT OF WASTING A SATURDAY EVENING WATCHING 8 INNINGS TO GET THIS CRAP IN THE END! THIS IS NOT A CASE OF YOUTHFUL INEXPERIENCE!
Posted by Researcher at 9:10 PM
Friday, June 06, 2008
- 7-0 turns into a 10-9 cliff hanger with Elijah saving us in the end....Sounds Biblical;) To be quite honest, I'd rather see us battle all night, play hard, screw things up by being young and YES, not very good, because....
it's better than 22 INNINGS OF ZERO, ZILTCH, NADA & LITTLE ENTHUSIASM!
- I'll wait on the emergence of Elijah Dukes. It may have begun. He's healthy now.
For that matter, I'll wait on Dukes, Flores, Nieves, Milledge (with a brain on where to throw the ball and how to play the field...Oh Jose..a little help here!), Felipe (not much) and Wily Mo.
BUT I WILL NEED FREE AGENT ACQUISITIONS TO THE TEAM NEXT YEAR MR. LERNER TO JUSTIFY "...hot dogs, water, fries, ice cream, hot chocolate during the game, $57.50." Washington Post 4/2/08!!
Posted by Researcher at 7:42 AM
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Players aren't having a good time??? They are getting paid. Spare me.
I watch: Perez turns to throw to 2nd base, no one had let him know the runner was off ~ SUPPOSEDLY!? Then, Lopez is infront of the bag assuming Perez was throwing to
1st, and LET THE FREAK'IN GAMES BEGIN!
SCORELESS IN 22....AND THIS TEAM ISN'T HAVING A GOOD TIME....
BULLSHIT! PLAY LIKE PROFESSIONALS or PACK YOUR BAGS TO COLUMBUS OR HARRISBURG!
The Tombstone reads:
Players committed errors, both physical and mental. Starting pitcher Odalis Perez allowed four runs in the first and was yanked after three innings with a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss his next start. And the majors' least-productive offense lived down to its reputation, finally snapping its scoreless-innings streak at 22 but managing only one run and six hits off the Cardinals' pitching staff.
"Right now, this team is not having a good time," Perez said.
Maybe a little kick in the ass, Manny???
Posted by Researcher at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
"No" Trader Jim speaks of Zim's injury to his left shoulder labral tear like he sees and iceberg about a mile away from the bridge of the Titanic:
"I've had players who've had the same injury who took 10 days off, then played for five years," General Manager Jim Bowden said. "Then I've had some who've been operated on. It can be anywhere in between, and we just don't know yet."
Nick Johnson is in a cast since the end of May. Did anybody doubt something like this would happen? I thought by August...wishful thinking!
Posted by Researcher at 7:58 AM
Monday, June 02, 2008
I was about to blast him because as far as the Nats go, I'm in a foul mood. He had titled it, "Excusable - for now..." which for me was intolerable if you are talking about Zim, Johnson and Kearns. But before I let loose on Zuck, who I like and respect for his baseball sense, I went beyond the headline.....He's right because the youngsters are worth a damn....atleast until late August to show us something!
Zuck wrote...."It can be a frustrating process at times, especially when a player's inexperience supersedes his talent and leads to cringe-inducing results. More often than not, that has been the case this season with the Nationals' trio of young outfielders: Lastings Milledge, Elijah Dukes and Wily Mo Pena.
The combined offensive totals of those three players - a .222 average, four homers, 31 RBI and a .310 slugging percentage - would look bad if they were attached to only one name, let alone three. And their lack of production is a major reason for Washington's overall woes at the plate this season."
The numbers are pitiful, but we must suffer the youth.
Posted by Researcher at 5:33 PM
Writing! That describes the baseball we are being subjected to....
Eighteen innings, zero runs
Masochists, this stuff is all for you.
In the last two games, Washington has played four hours, 18 minutes of baseball. During that time, they've produced the following totals:
000 000 000 - 0
000 000 000 - 0
I was thinking about putting that in the paper, but thought better of it. The visual is just too dizzying; presented in the space of a newspaper column, readers would probably view it as some printing error -- some sort of layout code that got jumbled in with the text.
This is the stuff that made Drysdale and Hersheiser great....every 4th DAY!!!
Posted by Researcher at 10:48 AM